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and the continuing reaction to the newtown, connecticut, school massacre there. is some surprising news out of michigan on that issue today that we're going to be getting to. there is news about who is going to be in the united states senate in this next congress. we found out yesterday who is being tapped to replace senator jim demint, who is leaving the senate. we also found out yesterday who might replace john kerry if he leaves the senate to be secretary of state. we found out today who is the odds-on favorite to replace long-time hawaii senator daniel inouye, who died yesterday. we've got all that news ahead. >>> but we begin tonight with something that is an important story in its own terms. but for those of us at msnbc and nbc news, it is also an incredibly emotional thing. and i can tell you, it ends with good news. it ends with this news, which i can say personally was greeted by all of us as the best news in the world when we saw it. it's nbc's chief foreign correspondent richard engel, looking a little disheveled, a little less groomed than usual, but as you can see, looking like
, connecticut, and sang amazing grace at a makeshift memorial here in town. they spent the week singing at funerals and memorial sites and it is a volunteer relief organization called naps made up of college students and graduate that is travel the world to places in need hoping to bring love and comfort to those who are hurting. the group says they are small in number but bring with them the love of millions. good night from newtown. ♪ ♪ amazing grace how sweet the ♪ was blind but now i see ♪ amazing grace how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me ♪ >>> "outfront" next as we quickly approach the fiscal cliff, president obama makes a new proposal to congress. one week after the deadly school shooting in newtown, connecticut, communities across the nation and around the world pay tribute to the victims. and the national rifle association speaks out for the first time since the attack. it proposes a controrsial plan to prevent similar mass shootings. let's go out front. >>> good evening, everybody. i am soledad o'brien in for erin burnett tonight. out front this evening, l
went back to the classroom in newtown, connecticut. while more families laid more victims to rest. in the words of one high school senior, there's going to be no joy in school today. meanwhile, one elementary school in town did not open after the school received some sort of threat. the district was not taking any chances. also, as the morning continues the focus now turns to gun control. today the white house says president barack obama is actively supportive of efforts on capitol hill to reinstate an assault weapons ban. nbc's jay gray joins from us connecticut with more on the young lives buried way too soon. >> reporter: yeah, good to talk to you. as you talk about another rough day. first graders from sandy hook elementary all gathered again to lay to rest two more of their classmates while students from other schools here went back to class for the first time since the tragedy. the pain offing good-bye has become a part of every day now in newtown. this grieving community buried two more first graders today. jessica rekos loved horses and asked santa for cow girl boots and h
to congress. one week after the deadly school shooting in newtown, connecticut, communities across the nation and around the world pay tribute to the victims. and the national rifle association speaks out for the first time since the attack. it proposes a controversial plan to prevent similar mass shootings. let's go out front. >>> good evening, everybody. i am soledad o'brien in forever inburnett tonight. out front this evening, lowering expectatio expectations, just ten days until we fall off the fiscal cliff and no deal in site. tonight president obama urged congress to broker a scaled down deal. >> i just speak to speaker boehner, and i also met with senator reid. in the next few days a asked leaders of congress to work towards a package that prevents a tax hike on middle class americans, protects unemployment insurance for 2 million americans and lays the groundwork for further work on both growth and deficit reduction. that's an achievable goal. that can get done in ten days. >> yesterday the house speaker john boehner failed to garner enough support from his own party to even hold a vo
right now. there are reports of a school shooting in new town, connecticut. at the sandy hook elementary school. officials are saying there is not much information but we are getting this from our local fox affiliate, fox 61 there. they say police are reporting a number of injured parties. we are not sure if they are adults or children. they say the nature of the injuries is not clear. we are getting the information into our newsroom. students are apparently being escorted from the building in groups. there is a staging area that has been set up for parents who naturally will be terrified to receive this news, and the police are on the scene. so we will bring you any more information as soon as we have it on this unfolding story. bill: back to that in a moment. in the mean time a powerful earthquake a few hours ago hitting the southern california coast and off the western coast of mexico here. 6.3 magnitude, about 2:30am local time, about 5:30 here on the east coast. about 160 miles off the coast of san diego here and local news reports say that folks in long beach and newport beach in s
connecticut state university. now, this is according to the connecticut post which first broke the story and has this latest development on adam lanza's interest in the military. maryanne, thank you for taking the time of i can you spoke to one of nancy lanza's good friends. she told you adam was interested in joining the military. what was about it the military that made him interested? >> reporter: i think he had, what we're piecing together from ellen and other sources is that he had a fascination for a long ways back with things military-related. military equipment. he was a very, very bright young man. and when he first expressed that interest which was around the time he was ending his course work at western connecticut state university, initially his mother was very supportive of the idea and that's what several sources have told me. she was initially very supportive of it because it would have given him organization, structure, a career path even. and he was a very, very bright person. but as time wore on and she thought about it more and what she knew about her son, she realized
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security security in bengahzi, first the latest on newtown, connecticut. this morning president obama is expected to announce that vice president joe biden will spearhead his administration's response to the newtown shooting. the president is not expected to go into detail on policy decisions, but yesterday the white house hinted at what new legislation might look like. >> he is actively supportive of, for example, senator feinstein's stated intent to revive a piece of legislation that would reinstate the assault weapons ban. he supports and would support legislation that addresses the problem of the so-called gun show loophole. and there are other elements of gun legislation that he could support. people talked about high-capacity ammunition clips for example. that's something that certainly he would be interested in looking at. >> the national rifle association has broken its silence issuing a statement reading in part "the nra is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to make sure this never happens again." the organization has planned what it describes as a major news conferen
at a local gun show in the wake of a connecticut school shooting. >> and another person shoved in front of a subway train in new york city and killed. we're learning the latest about the victim. e victim. . >> the deeper you got out, the more ice cracks and can you get to them. >> and a daring rescue after a dog falls into icy waters. gary. >> and. >> and. . >> thirty's now, getting cold overnight tonight.  hey, look! a shooting star! make a wish! i wish we could lie here forever. i wish this test drive was over, so we could head back to the dealership. [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. test drive! but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a jetta. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new volkswagen. visit today. . >>> a stolen car, a police chase and then a crash. the d.c. police say that officers from prince georges county were chasing a stolen car that crossed into the district. the driver hit one car and s
. >> we have a lot of suggestions on how to handle today is one week since the massacre in connecticut. nine : 30 president obama will hold a moment of silence for at the white house. investigators are saying it could take months to figure out why the shooter went on the dead low rampage. for the first time the midtown shooting, the national rifleman association will hold a presence conference at 10:45 a.m.. it has promised meaningful contribution to make sure a tragedy like this nover happens again. >> in two hours. the retired marine who remained chained to the bed will learn his fate. there is a hearing in mexico to decide in hamar will be locked up or freed. he lawmakers are calling for a national boycott to mexico. >> we are going to bring more attention to this and go down to the jail if he as well to. i call on all americans cancel your trip to mexico. if a product said made in mexico don't buy temperature we'll need to bring attention to this. >> 150,000 americans cross the border every day. >> mother nature gets the best of the santa. no delays have been reported. many retaile
because it's intensifying following the connecticut school shooting massacre. the nra's president wayne lapierre went on nbc's "meet the press" this weekend saying call him crazy for wanting to put armed security officers in schools. he doesn't mind. nra president david kean told cbs' "face the nation," a ban on assault weapons won't stop mass killings. >> we debated this before. we had a so-called assault weapons ban for ten years. we had what senator feinstein is suggesting. it was allowed to expire. the fbi, the justice department, and others who studied it said it made no difference. >> if it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our school to protect our children, then call me crazy. >> despite the national rifle association's opposition to any new gun laws, president obama insists an action is not an option when it comes to protecting children. while democrats and republicans are upset over the massacre in newtown, the country remains polarized on the issue of gun control. cnn's senior congressional correspondent dana bash is in washington. we know that some law
. >>> now to newtown, connecticut, where more funerals will be held today for victims of friday's school massacre. elaine quijano is in newtown. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, charlie and norah. the search for comfort here means more funerals will take place today. it also means a slow return to things that once seemed routine. this simple act of going to school is no longer simple here. on the first day back after the shooting, it's become more of a ritual. mike morshuk planned to meet his 16-year-old daughter after class. >> i'll be waiting outside the car and hopefully a few friends will come over, give them a big hug and a kiss, you know. >> reporter: for students at sandy hook elementary classes won't resume until january. in an empty school being renovated nearby. their own building is still an active crime scene and may never be reopened. tuesday morning funerals were held for 6-year-old james mattioli who loved cuddling with his mom at the end of the day. and jessica rekos, who so loved horses. she had just asked santa for a new cowgirl hat. today there will be s
of the connecticut school masacre. an attorney seeking permission to sue the state for $100 million on behalf of a six-year-old survivor. the attorney says the potential lawsuit is about improving school security. it is not about money, he says. he claims the connecticut board of education and the state education commissioner failed to take steps to protect the children from, quote, foreseeable harm. he says his client whom he is not identifying suffered serious emotional and psychological trauma as a result of the shooting. >>> the fbi is reporting an increase in a request for background checks for new gun purchases in the wake of the connecticut school shooting. this as new bills have been introduced calling forearmed teachers. claudia is live in los angeles. claudia, we know some states allow teachers to bring licensed concealed weapons into public schools. >> yes, just a few do, harris, allowing it without exception, hawaii, new hampshire, oregon and utah. we are in salt lake city and hundreds attended a training seminar. in a violent situation the educators were taught to first initiate
. >>> a new development in the wake of the connecticut school masacre. an attorney seeking permission to sue the state for $100 million on behalf of a six-year-old survivor. the attorney says the potential lawsuit is about improving school security. it is not about money, he says. he claims the connecticut board of education and the state education commissioner failed to take steps to protect the children from, quote, foreseeable harm. he says his client whom he is not identifying suffered serious emotional and psychological trauma as a result of the shooting. >>> the fbi is reporting an increase in a request for background checks for new gun purchases in the wake of the connecticut school shooting. this as new bills have been introduced calling forearmed teachers. claudia is live in los angeles. claudia, we know some states allow teachers to bring licensed concealed weapons into public schools. >> yes, just a few do, harris, allowing it without exception, hawaii, new hampshire, oregon and utah. we are in salt lake city and hundreds attended a training seminar. in a violent situation the edu
, but the nra finally responded to the massacre in newtown, connecticut. they promised a, quote, meaningful contribution to stop similar attacks. protesters interrupted the statement twice. what's the plan for the nra? armed guards in schools. why? listen. >> politicians pass laws for gun-free school zones. they issue press releases bragging about them. they post signs advertising them. and in doing so, they tell every insane killer in america that schools are the safest place to inflict maximum mayhem with minimum risk. >> now, i want to show you some of the reactions to the nra's message. michael bloomberg has been critical of the president and congress for not tackling this subject earlier. so what did he say about the nra's plea? quote, a shameful evasion of the crisis facing our country. >>> connecticut congressman chris murphy represents newtown. and here's his tweet after that nra speech. quote, walking out of another funeral and was handed the nra transcript, the most revolting tone deaf statement i've ever seen. >>> and reaction from a gun shop in douglasville, georgia. >> i think
jersey but also connecticut and not just in this disaster, but also going back to 2011 and the catastrophe the connecticut suffered, three of them in that period of time when you personally contacted me and offered assistance. so i want the people of connecticut to know they have real friend in the senator from louisiana and your leadership has been really tremendous in this area. thank you to senator vitter as well. i want to just briefly say thank you to the president for providing the strong leadership he has in the -- wake of disasterrer in the connecticut. he promptly declared connecticut an emergency area and that permitted the sba to come forward along with fema and i want to thank the folks who came from sba, the people on the ground who have been there for quite some time now. .. >> i think you need to know that the connecticut office has already approved about 7 million in disaster assistance for struggling businesses in connecticut, as well as residents. that figure is significant. there are a large number of requests for funding that are still being processe
. lieberman: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from connecticut is recognized. mr. lieberman: i ask further proceedings under the quorum call be dispensed with. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. lieberman: i thank the chair. mr. president, my fourth and final term as united states senator will soon come to an end. as i reflect on that reality, i am of course filled with many emotions, but the one that i feel most is gratitude. gratitude first to god, creator of life and law, whose -- without whose loving kindness nothing would be possible. gratitude to america, this extraordinary land of opportunity which has given someone like me so many opportunities. gratitude to the people of connecticut who have entrusted me with the privilege of public service for 40 years, the last 24 in the united states senate. gratitude to my senate colleagues whom i've come to know as friends and with whom it has been such an honor to serve. gratitude to all the people without whose help, hard work and support i never would have made it to the senate or stayed here. the gifted and hardw
? gregg: new information about the man behind the horrific newtown, connecticut massacre. what scientists may learn about the gunman and why he carried out such a monstrous act. heather: new concern of president obama's new choice for secretary of state. why republican senators are refusing to approve senator kerry. gregg: ambassador john bolton will be us to yeah. one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria. approved! [ female announcer ] live the regular life. phillips'. when i'm out with my kids, my daughter'like, "mom, wait up!" and i'm thinking, "shouldn't you have more energy than me? you're, like, eight!" [ male announcer ] for every 2 pounds you lose through diet and exercise alli can help you lose one more by blocking some of the fat you eat. simple. effective. advantage: mom. let's fight fat with alli. have a healthier holiday at time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you realldon't want to pay more than you have to. o
strong snowfall through central connecticut and rhode island. new england, you know winters can be long. winter is not officially -- is officially here, we are looking at a slamming start to the season. across the southeast, temperatures are also very cold. we have not warmed up in atlanta. we're at 31 degrees. the moisture coming into the south will come in at a time where temperatures are likely to be milder. we are not looking at snow accumulation in the south if that were to happen, it would be a shutdown around here. >> 31 degrees in atlanta? unbelievable. thank you very much. >>> reading, writing, marksmanship. coming up, we'll look inside classrooms where teachers are learning how to handle guns. >>> and dr. mcdreamy to the rescue? >> who? >> not in the o.r. tv dr. patrick democracy steps in to try to save hundreds of people their jobs. you will be surprised at how he's trying to do this. . because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it
and improvements in the bridges in connecticut to make this in new and system to attract the ridership we need to make those cost savings and that calculation work. >> i guess i'm referring to the fact that the $4 billion in revenue projected, that's just one number, one benefit, one source. it's far from what we should be talking about and everybody knows that. but the more you can give us, the different angles you might take, i'm sure it's all going to be helpful. >> and we will do that with amtrak and our partners at u surks dot. >> any further questions from any members of the committee? >> i'd like to thank each of our witnesses today. today's hearing will remain open and unanimous consent that the record remain open for 15 days for questions submitted by members of today east hearing. i'd like to thank our witnesses for your testimony today and appreciate you working with our legislative calendar today. if no members have anything to add, the committee >> in new town, connecticut this morning, 27 people have been shot dead according to a report by the associated press. one of the gunman
rhode island, eastern massachusetts and also portions of eastern connecticut snow possible new england region we could be looking up to a foot of snow out there. by sunday gone. it will be windy behind it and much colder. >> dave: that's the exactly what i need for my 4 a.m. commute tomorrow morning. thank you very much molina, bearer of bad news. >> juliet: hotel room time. let's get to some headlines. cops releasing video of the woman pushing a man in front of a subway train. she was talking to herself. cops have released this footage running away from the subway station. three cops were shot. prison worker eddie jones iii being processed on domestic violence and stalking charges. that's when he tackled officer, took her gun and began hiring. the officer who raced to her being hailed as heros. >> there are actions of protecting the community quickly escalated from responding to a call for service to performances of heroic actions by members of this police department. >> officers ruth burns and kevin stein both out of the hospital. officer james garber is also expected to be okay. the
in connecticut. what the chief medical examiner plans to look at that could help answer the question, why. ♪ the weather outside is frightful ♪ ♪ but the fire is so delightful ♪ nothing melts away the cold like a hot, delicious bowl of chicken noodle soup from campbell's. ♪ let it snow, let it snow can i still ship a gift in time r christmas? yeah, sure you can. great. where's your gift? uh... whew. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. ship fedex express by december 22nd for christmas delivery. jon: breaking right now. a scary situation in scottsdale, arizona. a school under lockdown there. police received reports of an armed suspect at a middle school there this morning. right now officers are searching the area, still looking for this person thought to have had a gun. the students have been told to assemble at a nearby church. there are side by side schools there. pardon me while i read this off the latest computer information. the actual alert came from the a middle school in scottsdale at 6615 east choya street. it is adjacent to shape pa -- chaparal high school
down their consoles in unity and bells across connecticut state sounded for each killed at sandy hook elementary. [ bells tolling ] >> at the episcopal church in newtown, 28 tolls rang for each life lost. 28. that includes the shooter. when the bells were still, the remembrances began. one was just inside the capital building there in connecticut. ♪ amaze iing grace how sweet the sound ♪ ♪ that save d a wretch like me ♪ ♪ i once was lost but now i'm found ♪ ♪ was blind but now i see ♪ >> a time of great sorrow, great unity, saw it in newtown myself this week. i want to go to my colleague poppy harlow is there for us live amidst the memorial that i know poppy is growing and growing. we saw the bells. we saw the services this morning. but just take me to newtown. what was it like there at 9:30 this morning? >> reporter: it was silent, brooke. it was still. i'm so glad you played that whole song because as we listen to that from our location and people in this town stood here at this memorial, which has grown into blocks and blocks, they all stopped and they stopped for f
york and new jersey, as well as connecticut and other places along the eastern seaboard. we are working to conduct damage assessments for both operating capital costs needed to rebuild and restore. early efforts should allow us to compensate transit agencies promptly once assistance is made available by congress. this is a first-time effort to get fda contractors and fema people working side by side to do cost evaluation quickly and in concert with one another. secondly, the administration is requesting $5.5 billion to make transit agencies more resilient. people cannot afford to endure the loss of life and property that occurs when catastrophic events repeat themselves over and over. the sums to save them can far outweigh the cost to repair them multiple times. indeed, regional cooperation will be critical to this effort. president obama, as you know this month established a hurricane sandy rebuilding task force under the leadership of hud secretary donovan. we went up to new york just last week to sit with the head of new jersey transit as well as the port authority to make sure that
does not include the response to the sandy hook school shooting in connecticut. but the report enclosed a response to the theater shooting in or rock, colorado and the sikh temple shooting and wisconsin. the red cross says that throughout 2012, it opened more than 900 shelters and have more than 100,000 people forced from their homes. >> analysts say that 2012 holiday season was the worst for retailers is 2008 financial crisis, which sells a growth far below expectations. what chains like wal-mart and gap eat are thought to have done well, analysts expect much less for retailers such as barnes and noble and j.c. penney. experts say that the holiday slump is due to parts of the super storm sandy and rising concern about the fiscal cliff. they say sales rose 0.7% this holiday season compared to a 2% increase leisure. >> netflix's c. ito reed hastings pay with the double to $4 million next year, after he took a pay cut due to the management missteps and this year. hastings pay will include $2 million in stock options. controversy will decisions, including a steep price hikes on subscriptio
of the horrific shooting in newtown, connecticut, on friday, it was impossible for me not to react not just as a senator, but as a parent, as a father. and as my wife and i spent the weekend reflecting on the heartbreaks loss of 20 innocent children and 6 of their teachers and faculty, as we talked to our own three young children about what had happened, we thought about the grief, the anguish. a whole range of different parents deeply touched by this tragic incident. the first, of course, are the parents who lost their precious, innocent children. their six- and seven-year olds in the massacre at sandy hook elementary school last friday. parents like joel and joann baker who lost their precocious outgoing red-haired daughter charlotte just six years old. joann recently bought charlotte a holiday dress in her favorite color -- pink -- and a pair of white boots. charlotte begged and begged to wear her new outfit early and on friday, december 14, the last day of charlotte's young life, her mother joann agreed. or parents like steve and rebecca kowalski, who lost their son chase. two days befo
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: in connecticut this morning it is another somber day of remembrance. there will be six wakes and five funerals that are scheduled for today for some of the 26 children and adults who were killed last friday at sandy hook elementary. look at these images. all the little angels set up around that town. today 6-year-old catherine hubbard, teacher anne-mariery murphy. teacher lauren russo. 6-year-old benjamin wheeler, 6-year-old allison wyatt will be laid to rest today. more on services ahead. others are scheduled for friday and saturday as this woeful week goes on. bill: it continues unfortunately. right about nine minutes past the hour now. we'll move to deadline quickly approaching. both parties hoping for an agreement to avoid going over fiscal cliff. president obama, house speaker john boehner are leaving door for more negotiations. if they do not reach an agreement, tax hikes affecting all americans and drastic spending cuts take effect. a house vote is set today for speaker boehner's plan b. senate democrats said it has no chance of passing on senate side. that is challenge. we'll get a liv
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, connecticut, an outpouring of kindness and compassion, while a nation faced hard questions about mental health and guns. as the president issued an emotional call for action. >> for those of us who remain, let us find the strength to carry on and make our country worthy of their memory. >> randi kaye, cnn, atlanta. >>> well, also this hour, keeping an eye on a south american volcano. there is a red alert as it is called. but people are not evacuating. we'll ask an expert why and what we can expect from this. initiated. neural speeds increasing to 4g lte. brain upgrading to a quad-core processor. predictive intelligence with google now complete. introducing droid dna by htc. it's not an upgrade to your phone. it's an upgrade to yourself. [ male announcer ] when diarrhea hits, kaopectate stops it fast. powerful liquid relief speeds to the source. fast. [ male announcer ] stop the uh-oh fast with kaopectate. >>> the southwest uk is getting hammered with rain causing some travel nightmares. it has to rain a lot in the uk to make any kind of difference. they're used to it. there is floodwater every
is reporting a $100 million lawsuit that's been filed against the state of connecticut on behalf of a 6-year-old survivor of the newtown school shooting. according to the claim, the unidentified female has sustained emotional and psychological trauma and injury. the lawsuit also accuses the state of failing to take the appropriate steps to protect children from foreseeable harm. >>> this morning, we've learned the name of the man pushed to his death to from a subway platform in new york on thursday. witnesses say 46-year-old sunando psen was pushed by a woman police describe as heavyset in her 20s. she was caught on camera fleeing the scene. it's the second subway killing in new york just this month. >>> in ohio, a college honors student has been granted a restraining order against her parents of all people. a judge has ordered the parents of aubrey ireland to stay at least 500 feet away from their daughter until september of next year. 21-year-old ireland says her parents would track her cell phone and computer use and drive 600 miles to visit her at school unannounced. in an abc interview,
in connecticut is fresh on everybody's minds. what were your biggest stories of the year? >> it feels so obvious, but i think the presidential election has to be on the list. something that we all followed very, very closely. so much happened. the debates were obviously interesting, covering the convention. it happens once every four years. incredibly consequential. i think it says a lot about what presidential elections will look like. we learned a lot about the changing demographics of this country. >> exactly. looking forward to the inauguration coming up in the new year. i think for all of us, i think around here certainly we've covered superstorm sandy. this was such a tragic event. i mean, a storm like this has not been seen here in this -- for centuries. i think that, you know, obviously the devastating effects that it continues to have on so many areas from the rockaways to new york to connecticut and long island. i was up in the helicopter. seeing that devastation first hand, when you see the scope of it, it's just enormous. >> this year was marked by a lot of tragedy from aurora, bengh
in connecticut and the fiscal cliff. shopper track now says that stores will see a 2.5% increase in november and december, and that's down from the original projection, 3.3% gain. really? sandy? a shooting? fiscal cliff? what about a weakening economy. a few jobs, no money. maybe that's a reason for this. not great, not stellar holiday shopping season and let's bring in carol ross, former investment banker, knows a thing or two about shopping and investment petailers, i'm saying, i'm tired of the excuses. i'm tired of hearing, oh, it's sandy or it's that or that and there's always an excuse when the economy starts to weaken, i just any the economy is weakening. what do you say? >> well, i agree, i mean, obviously, people have less money, they haven't been working and they're underemployed, but i do think that this is the big piece, stuart, this is pessimism. because you have to remember, even in the face of no money and no job, which has been going on for a while. consumer credit capacity actually has been increasing and consumers have been deleveraging and their home values have been going
, connecticut. >>> in china, 16 people recovering after an aquarium in shanghai mall, there it is right there, it burst open last week. investigators say a combination of low temperatures and weak materials caused it. the 33-ton tank housed sharks, hurtles and some fish, as well. some of those animals died. >>> toyota paying more than $1 billion in a record settlement of defects. it's the end of a four-year battle between the automaker and hundreds of car owners who allege that recalls over acceleration problems caused the value of the cars to depreciate. >>> breaking news for you right now from the house a few minutes ago, house gop aides say that house leader cantor told the republican conference that the entire house would be coming back sunday night at 6:30. again, eric cantor telling folks that the house will be called back sunday evening, 6:30. meanwhile, speaker boehner reportedly told members, quote, his words here, we have done our job. it is now up to the senate to act. we'll see if they do anything. we'll be right back with our gut check. or you can get out there and actually like
, connecticut. >> when i heard about sandy hook i felt really bad for all the kids who had died. >> i wasn't surprised he had wanted to do something. i was surprised he wanted to follow through with it and it made me really proud. ♪ if loving you is wrong ♪ i don't wanna be right [ record scratch ] what?! it's not bad for you. it just tastes that way. [ female announcer ] honey nut cheerios cereal -- heart-healthy, whole grain oats. you can't go wrong loving it. patti ann: a remarkable story of one man's efforts still going on to return a wedding ripping to its rightful owner. douglas bendenetti, a snow chain installer in california. he was working on interstate 80 seeing a man frantically running up and down the road. he said he was looking for a his wedding ring which he lost while putting chains on the car. he gave up but he stranger kept looking for his ring. >> he wasn't wearing clothing for wither. looking for light on cell phone. it got cold and slipped off and went back looking for it and had no luck. he was disappointed. definitely disappointed. generally gave me idea of 1/8 o
is asking for permission to sue the state of connecticut over the school shooting. he is doing it on behalf of a 6- year-old student who survived. the attorney said the girl was trauma was traumatized. the traumatized. >>> many across the station continue to fight for stronger gun control laws. san rafaell's mayor is the latest to join the effort. he put his name on a petition urging congress and the president to encase laws. other mayors are also thinking of putting their names on the list. >> police say there is been 500 homicides in chicago this year. the 500th victim was killed thursday night. there were 435 last year. they haven't seen this many since 2008. police say they blame gang violence and illegal guns. community leaders say they are struggling to curb violence in certain neighborhoods. >> if you grow up in one of these communities where violence is a learned behavior, it's the culture you have guy that plan out what they are going to do tonight what they are going to do tomorrow. they get into a slight altercation or beef they are going to take that person's life because the
a casino trip to connecticut. he says that he was cut off by a tractor-trailer rig. prosecutors charged him with being so recklessly sleep deprived that it was as if he was drunk. he faces 15 counts of manslaughter among other charges. the jury's have is being read right now but in the situation it is always confusing whether or not these are guilty or not guilty verdicts. we're going to keep an eye on it. when we find out precisely what happens we will bring you the verdicts but he faces 15 years in prison 1/4 million dollars fine if he is convicted on all 15 manslaughter counts of the those charges being read in court right now. heather: right now the brutal civil war raging in syria, now you know inching closer to the capital of damascus. new video shows plumes of smoke rising over the skyline. rebel fighters are turning their attention to damascus airport as they try to choke off supplies for the assad regime. national security correspondent jennifer griffin is following all of this from the pentagon. good morning. >> reporter: good morning heather. the pent gone continues actively plan
and the need to spend on the home whether it was the tragedy in connecticut and took away the feel-good factor it was a confluence of events that led to a should have been better holiday season. >> reporter: in the densely populated northeast, where more than a fifth of the country's retail sales take place, homeowners hit hard by hurricane sandy spent more money on repairs than on holiday gifts. also dragging down sales was uncertainty about the fiscal cliff, tax hikes and spending cuts set to take effect next year. if lawmakers don't reach a deal to avoid it consumers could see higher taxes eating into their paychecks. even online sales suffered compared to past years of double-digit growth this year online holiday sales rose only about 8% compared to nearly 16% last year. lack of consumer confidence means this shopping season could be the weakest since the recession in 2008 when sales actually shrank. >> consumers need to have more confidence. right now it's more of an uncertain way for the first half of 2013 so i think everyone has thought going into the y
into montgomery county, here's your look at connecticut avenue, light volume, lighter than you would expect for a rush hour on a friday. over to 66, headed in from centreville, no problems to and through the beltway, through falls church and arlington and to the roosevelt bridge. woodrow wilson bridge looking good. less wind than yesterday. no advisories and not much to worry about heading over all the potomac. that's a look at your fox 5 on- time traffic. >>> some sad news this morning, norman schwartzkopf has died. >> he died from complications of pneumonia. he was best known for leading international forces in iraq against saddam hussein's invasion of kuwait in 1991. he lived a quiet retirement life in tampa and kept mum on the u.s.'s decision to go to war a second time. the white house issued a statement calling him "an american original who stood tall for the country and army he loved." former president george h.w. bush issued a statement and called him a decent man and a dear friend. general schwartzkopf was 78 years old. >>> speaking of former president bush, an aide said he will lik
to to know something had to be wrong with the man in connecticut. the chief medical examiner is still trying to figure out exactly what it was. the doctor tells the hartford newspaper that he is trying to determine whether a genetic disease might have played a part in adam lanza's shooting spree. friends of alan zaps family say they were told he had aspergers syndrome a disorder on the autism spectrum. aspergers is not linked to any violent behavior. aspergers is simply not on the menu in terms it of what is wrong with this kid. rick leventhal on the top story at the bottom of the hour. live tonight in newtown. it sounds like this investigation is really taking a bit of an unusual turn, rick. >> yes, shepard. a genetic turn. obviously a key question for investigators is what was wrong with adam lanza? is there some clue in his d.n.a. to explain his murderous rampage? that's why the state medical examiner has asked a jennette cyst geneticists examine the results searching for some possible clue in adam lanza's remains. a possible motive under consideration is adam lanza found out out that his
%. that didn't happen. one of the issues, newtown connecticut and the news cycle that went on there. people started rethinking do i really want to be in a shopping mall right now? do i want to be spending money? i do want to be shopping? it really colored the tone. you are right, typically it works just the opposite. >> people reassessing a lot of their value systems. you and i talked about that earlier. let's consider maybe the flip side. is there a silver lining in any of this for consumers? >> well, obviously black friday now not what it was. but i have got to tell you that the discounts we're going to see after christmas this year are going to be dramatic. >> will they pay us to take it away? >> almost. we're seeing 75%. not unusual at all to get 75% discounts. here are the companies that we are seeing already saying big sales to come. best buy, wal-mart, target, toys r us. across the board you are seeing heavy discounting. bad news for retailers because this is where they make their money in the year. for consumers, maybe consumers who were on a budget this year, this is an opportunity
to see you here. >> good morning, richard. >> number five, the school shooting in newtown, connecticut, and the renewed debate over gun control at number five. >> certainly. that was obviously a horrible event. but it has spurred a conversation about gun control and what we're doing as a country with guns that wasn't going on for years. and that democrats in particular had really turned away but president obama seems to have embraced. now the burden is on him going in to next year, the promise that he's made to address this in the state of the union and really get specific on his proposals but he set the bar pretty high and if he can meet that and change what people are doing in addition to change how people are talking about guns, it could have a real lasting effect on things. >> number four was the first presidential debate on your list. >> yeah. well, anybody that covered that presidential election knows it was pretty static for the entire thing. except for the week and a half, two weeks right after that first presidential debate when mitt romney came on to the stage, he was able to
picture shows we still have lighter snow falling in new york city, northern new jersey, connecticut and into massachusetts. but that rain is kind of sweeping up into nas kaw county in long island and suffolk and it will come down heavy and hard. snowfall totals 3 to 5 inches across parts of pennsylvania with a little bit of more intensity more towards the center of the state. let's zoom into massachusetts, 4 to 8 inches. expect some higher amounts in this region here towards areas of -- sections of connecticut and into much of rhode island. snow across the entire state. and then you see the winter storm warnings extend to coastal maine. we could see up to a foot of snow into areas of coastal new hampshire and maine especially towards late tonight, early tomorrow. let's time it out for you. notice saturday night at 11:00, storm will be intense. we're expecting brutal winds for much of new england. you can see a little bit of mix in terms of precipitation for the cape and the islands. overall these areas you see in brighter white where we're expecting some of the more intense snowfall
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